The influence of environmental contaminants on lysosomal activity in the digestive cells of mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from the Venice Lagoon.

@article{Lowe2000TheIO,
  title={The influence of environmental contaminants on lysosomal activity in the digestive cells of mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from the Venice Lagoon.},
  author={Lowe and Fossato},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 2-3},
  pages={75-85}
}
Lysosomes are subcellular organelles bounded by a semipermeable lipoprotein membrane that contain a battery of hydrolytic enzymes that are collectively capable of degrading all classes of indogenous and exogenous macromolecules. Lysosomes accumulate a diverse range of chemical contaminants which can lead to membrane damage resulting in leakage of their contents into the cytosol and damage to cells. Total lysosomal activity for two acid hydrolases, N-acetyl-beta-D-hexosaminidase and beta… CONTINUE READING